The Latest News from the CDRO Office
Amy Wachholtz, PhD, director of health psychology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, was recently interviewed by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for a story about prayer and health care. According to research done by Dr. Wachholtz and published by the American Psychological Association, praying about health issues dramatically increased among American adults over the past three decades.
Dr. Wachholtz was also a featured guest during a recent taping of The Hank Stolz Experience on Charter TV3. She discussed the short- and long-term psychological effects of going through a traumatic experience, such as the recent tornados in central and western Massachusetts.
Kristina M. Deligiannidis, MD and Constance Moore, PhD were featured in the lead story “Study uses brain imaging to understand postpartum depression” on UMassMedNow. The story highlights the neuroimaging pilot data which led to Dr. Deligiannidis’s new grant funded through the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Pilot Project Program Award, which is part of a broader five-year, $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award UMMS received in 2010 from the National Institutes of Health. Also featured is a participant from the study. The story will be broadcast by WBZ CBS Boston. Stay tuned for the exact date
Mary M. Bennett, L.I.C.S.W., director of Men's and Women's Anger Management Program, talks about anger management on three shows with Romana Interviews on Worcester cable. Using everyday examples, these shows are great introduction into understanding and beginning to mange anger as well as deconstructing anger. The previews of the three shows can be accessed on YouTube:
1. Elements of an Apology (aired on WCCA TV13 on 6/13);
2. Deconstruct Anger w/ Mary M. Bennett - Part One; and
3. Talking Nonviolent w/ Mary Bennett - Part Two
A little CDRO self-promotion - The CDRO was notified that the abstract we submitted for the 2011 AAMC Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference was accepted for both a poster presentation and an oral presentation. The abstract was titled “Departmental Career Advancement Initiatives: the Career Development and Research Office Model” and highlighted the CDRO model that was developed back in 2007. Normally, presentations are done on behalf of institutional efforts, not department-level efforts, so this is quite a feat for the office.
Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, Director of Health Psychology at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School, was interviewed last week by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for the second part of the story on oxytocin, also referred to as the “cuddle drug.” Dr. Wachholtz discussed the various uses of oxytocin by the medical community, including couples therapy and autism. The article appeared in a recent edition of the Telegram & Gazette.
Jean King, PhD, speaks on Charter TV3’s The Hank Stolz Experience show on the Women’s Words Week. She has been serving for many years on the board of Daybreak, a YWCA’s program that offers violence prevention services for youth, teens and adults in Central Massachusetts. She is also the chair of the planning committee for the series of events in the Women’s Words Week. In celebration of this year’s Women’s Words Week, the University of Massachusetts Medical School will be hosting two separate fundraiser events to benefit Daybreak resources and services of the YWCA of Central Mass.
The Hank Stolz Experience show was on 4/5 and will be on again 4/7, 4/8 and 4/11 @ 8:30 p.m., 6 a.m. and noon.
Wendy Marsh, MD, MS recently spoke at WPI to the students about PMDD. There was a great turnout and the students asked great questions. These presentations are a great opportunity to make connections.
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Multicultural Health Services Research, will be on Spanish talk radio on WUNR 1600 AM Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 - 8 PM to discuss post traumatic stress disorder in children and special issues for Latino kids and families. WUNR 1600 AM is one of Greater Boston’s oldest ethnic radio stations.
Jean King, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. For the full article visit http://www.umassmed.edu/news/education/2011/jean_king_ELAM_fellow.aspx